A beautifully written philosophical memoir about a woman in search of a deeper understanding of love and her own heart.
I first heard about OSS Operation Black Mail: One Woman’s Covert War Against The Imperial Japanese Army at Book Expo earlier this year. It’s the story of Elizabeth “Betty” McIntosh and her World War II experience as an OSS agent in India and China specializing in […]
Last night while browsing at my local Barnes & Noble, I was thrilled to see Stephanie Gayle’s new release, Idyll Fears, faced-out on the New In Paperback Mystery shelves. I talked about Idyll Fears on Episode 26 of the Book Cougars and my review of this Connecticut-based mystery […]
Fall is definitely in the air here on the Connecticut Shoreline. As of September 1st the temperature dropped, the humidity has changed its tone, and even the wind feels (and sounds) different. I’m so happy fall is on the way. I enjoy summer for many reasons, but the […]
Last weekend I had the opportunity to volunteer for the Willa Cather Foundation (WCF). The WCF’s headquarters is located in Red Cloud, Nebraska. I live in Connecticut. If I lived closer I’d regularly volunteer in some capacity, so when the call came out for volunteers in the Greater […]
Earlier this month, I reviewed The Talented Ribkins by Ladee Hubbard, which you can read here. You may have also heard me talk about it on Episodes 23 and 24 of the Book Cougars. Thanks to Melville House and TLC Book Tours, WildmooBooks is sponsoring a giveaway of […]
The Talented Ribkins by Ladee Hubbard is a charming read with the serious themes of family relationships, race, self-awareness, and more woven throughout. The protagonist of this strong debut novel is Johnny Ribkins, a 72-year-old African American man who is in debt to a mobster that doesn’t mess around. […]